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Keeping Active in the New Year After a long week of work, countless errands and running around, the weekends may be your opportunity for leisure to do nothing but sit around all day. While there’s nothing wrong with taking well deserved time off to relax, you may be doing more of a disservice than you realize. The human body is designed for movement and as the saying goes, “sitting is the new smoking.” According to research at Cornell University Department of Ergonomics, ...
Posted on 2020-01-10
Avoid Injuries while Shoveling Snow Every winter, those of us in the states that tend to get snow wonder whether we're going to get a lot or a little. No matter how much snow we end up getting though, it’s always good to know the proper way to shovel so injuries can be prevented. We at Physical Therapy Specialists of Idaho have some advice to help avoid those snow shoveling injuries StretchTake 5–10 minutes to warm-up your muscles with some stretches before starting to shovel. Hyd...
Posted on 2019-12-30
Tips to Avoid the Cold and Flu While colds and flu viruses can happen any time, it's that time time of year when cold and flu season begins to ramp up. Here are a few tips to help you get through the season: Wash Your Hands – The number one way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands. The proper way to wash your hands is to use soap and warm water. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds (hum the happy birthday song). Rinse well with clean running water and dry with ...
Posted on 2019-12-16
How to Eliminate Stress: 8 Tips From the Experts Feeling overwhelmed, frantic or rushed? Can’t seem to get a break? Working on that to-do list, only to see it growing faster than you can manage? We all experience stress, so here at Physical Therapy Specialists of Idaho, we know how to manage it both from personal experience and profession experience. Here are 8 tips to help you eliminate stress Get Moving Physical activity has been shown to help the body release endorphins, which ca...
Posted on 2019-11-27
Physical therapy as a first line of defense?   What is the benefit of seeing a physical therapist as a first line of defense? This may seem like an odd question at first, but it actually is a great question. Allow me to begin with some explanation that may help. Physical therapists are trained to critically evaluate the entire body in the way that each part works together to affect another. Physical therapists typically spend an entire hour listening to the patient, checking for loss of...
Posted on 2019-11-07
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